Amin (“A-meen”) Danai, J.D., is a full-time mediator. He mediates in person across the Commonwealth and by Zoom, handling disputes across numerous practice areas including business/commercial, employment, personal injury, professional liability, real estate, securities, and trust and probate.

Whatever the nature of the case, Amin brings his experience of managing difficult relationship dynamics and mastering the intricacies of complex disputes. In addition to mediating civil disputes, Amin also helps organizations. He has served as a neutral between organizations wishing to negotiate joint ventures, and he has facilitated sensitive discussions within organizations.

Before transitioning to mediation full time, Amin practiced law at Ropes & Gray LLP for nine years. His interest in mediation developed while at Ropes & Gray. After completing his initial mediation training and mediating disputes in court, Amin took a hiatus from Ropes & Gray for an intensive mediation program at The Mediation Group in Brookline, MA. He learned from Brad Honoroff while working with him on over a hundred complex cases, and also worked with many other prominent Boston mediators. This rare experience exposed Amin to many different mediation styles and enabled him to learn what works and what doesn't. He draws from that experience to tailor his approach to the case at hand. References are available from attorneys who have mediated with Amin.

Amin is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, magna cum laude, and Boston University School of Law, summa cum laude. Before law school, Amin served under AmeriCorps in a legal aid office in Worcester. He grew up in western Massachusetts and lives there now with his wife and daughter. He’s an avid golfer, squash player, mountain biker, and alpine skier.


Boston University School of Law , Boston, MA
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude

St. Lawrence University , Canton, NY
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

Case Experience

Sample cases that Amin has worked on include:

Business/Commercial: breaches of contract, construction disputes, partnership dissolutions, breaches of fiduciary duty, corporate freeze-outs, legal fee disputes, disputes in the cannabis industry, and derivative litigation.

Torts: personal injury, product liability, business torts, construction accidents, sexual abuse, and wrongful death.

Employment: discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and retaliation claims.

Real Estate: zoning/land use disputes, breaches of commercial real estate leases, condominium disputes, neighbor disputes, easements, breaches of purchase and sale agreements, and mold cases.

Professional Liability: legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and home inspector malpractice.

Insurance: coverage disputes, ERISA, disability insurance, and subrogation claims.


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